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Scanderbeide [electronic resource] : the heroic deeds of George Scanderbeg, King of Epirus / Margherita Sarrocchi ; edited and translated by Rinaldina Russell.

Author/Creator:
Sarrocchi, Margherita, ca. 1560-1617.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (492 p.)
Series:
Other voice in early modern Europe.
The other voice in early modern Europe
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Standardized Title:
Scanderbeide. English
Subjects:
Scanderbeg, 1405?-1468 -- Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The first historical heroic epic authored by a woman, Scanderbeide recounts the exploits of fifteenth-century Albanian warrior-prince George Scanderbeg and his war of resistance against the Ottoman sultanate. Filled with scenes of intense and suspenseful battles contrasted with romantic episodes, Scanderbeide combines the action and fantasy characteristic of the genre with analysis of its characters' motivations. In selecting a military campaign as her material and epic poetry as her medium, Margherita Sarrocchi (1560?-1617) not only engages in the masculine subjects of political conflict and warfare but also tackles a genre that was, until that point, the sole purview of men. First published posthumously in 1623, Scanderbeide reemerges here in an adroit English prose translation that maintains the suspense of the original text and gives ample context to its rich cultural implications.
Contents:
Front matter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
THE OTHER VOICE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE: INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES
MARGHERITA SARROCCHI AND THE WRITING OF THE SCANDERBEIDE
VOLUME EDITOR'S BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTE ON TRANSLATION
IN THE ALBANIAN CAMP
CANTO 1
From CANTO 2
CANTO 3
CANTO 5
From CANTO 6
CANTO 7
CANTO 9
CANTO 10
From CANTO 13
From CANTO 14
From CANTO 15
From CANTO 17
From CANTO 18
From CANTO 19
From CANTO 20
CANTO 21
CANTO 22
CANTO 23
APPENDIX: EXCERPTS FROM CANTOS 5, 6, 13 AND 22 IN ITALIAN
GLOSSARY
SERIES EDITOR'S BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Notes:
Translated from the Italian.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Russell, Rinaldina.
ISBN:
1-283-97610-2
0-226-73506-0
OCLC:
476229089
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226735061 doi